Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Three levels of snow
  for voles, hares and sooty grouse to go
Subnivean: seeds and grass,
  carbon dioxide gas
Internivean, where it's warm,
  a hooting feathered swarm
Supranivean has footprints,
  rummaging forever for food

Thousands of feet below
  a spent volcano
we don't entirely know
  what we think we know

Crater Lake is visible fifty-percent of the year. We got lucky and saw it early in the day. By the end of our afternoon snowshoe hike, it was completely covered by dense cloud cover.

Poem #2 - NaPoWriMo

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